Colored Easter Eggs and a Duff Giveaway
Coloring Easter Eggs used to be a big ordeal when I was a kid. My mom would get out the Paas coloring kits and we’d watch the tablets fizz in the vinegar and water. It was great but we only had 4 colors to choose from. Can I hear an “Awww, poor thing”?
That doesn’t happen in our house anymore. Nope – my kids have it grand. We all want a better life for our kids than what we had and this is the way I’m giving it to my children – through colored Easter Eggs. We just get out my gel paste colors that I use for coloring icing and they could have up to 18 colors if I’d let them. Yes – 18. I know. They are spoiled!
I received some of Duff’s Gel Paste Colors as a sample when I went to the Housewares Show in Chicago a few weekends ago. I have been using another gel paste brand for years that I truly love so I was excited to see if Duff’s would be up for the challenge. I used them for coloring the eggs this year as well as in buttercream icing.
I found Duff’s colors to be true to the color on the boxes and were very similar if not the same as my other brand of colors. The one thing I like about Duff’s is that they come in a 4-pack of complimentary colors – electric, jewel and primary. My favorite is the box of Electric Colors – electric pink, green, blue and purple. These colors just scream – “You are so hip girlfriend!”
When we used them to color the eggs, the glasses of colored water were so cool to look at. A word to the wise – make sure you stir the gel paste colors into the water and vinegar mixture really well otherwise your eggs will come out kind of streaked. And that’s OK if that is the look you are going for. Such vibrant, eye catching colored eggs we now have.
Also, put down something like old papers or a vinyl tablecloth in case you get spills – these colors will stain.
We also used the electric pink, electric green and the sapphire in some icing and they are beautiful! The sapphire is a color I didn’t have and am so glad I do now!
So Duff’s Gel Paste Colors passed the “Kendra’s Test”. And, at $7.99 for a 4-pack, I think they are very reasonably priced and comparable to other brands. Duff has a whole line of cake decorating items out. He has fondant, gel pastes, tools, pans, edible spray paint and cake mixes. They can be found online or at Michael’s stores.
And today I’m giving away a 4-pack of the Electric Gel Pastes compliments of Gartner Studios (the company that sells Duff’s line), a fondant smoother (something Duff says he uses all of the time on fondant cakes) and a SIGNED copy of Duff’s 15 minute promo DVD. It briefly covers some of his product line as well as crumb coating a cake, coloring fondant, rolling out fondant and a few tips for decorating with fondant. Duff signed this DVD for me at the Housewares Show just for you – that is, if you are the lucky winner.
Here’s the scoop. You have two chances to enter this giveaway.
- Leave a comment telling me how you heard about Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’.
- “Like” Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’ on facebook and come back here and leave another comment telling me you did. If you already “Like” me – just say so.
I will choose a number using Random.org. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond. If I receive no response back in those 48 hours, I will choose another winner.
Open to US residents only.
Comments are open until Thursday, March 29, 2012 at noon CST.
Comments need to be approved before showing up so if you don’t see it there for awhile, it’s because I’m not on my computer at the moment approving them.
This giveaway is sponsored by Gartner Studios, Duff Goldman and Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’. These are my honest opinions and experiences with the Gel Paste Colors.
Coloring Your Own Easter Eggs
Decorate your Easter Eggs with your own Gel Paste Colors. Use your imagination to create the colored eggs you want.
For each desired color use the ingredients below:
Hard Boiled Eggs
1 teaspoon vinegar
3/4 cup boiling water
1/8 teaspoon gel paste color - about 2 - 3 drops (or your own desired amount)
1. Put boiling water into cups.
2. Add vinegar. Stir to combine.
3. Add gel paste colors and stir well until dissolved.
4. Add the hardboiled egg.
5. Let set in colored water for at least 2 minutes. You can leave them in the water for as long as you like – until it reaches the desired color.
6. Take egg out and place onto paper towels to dry.
7. Store hardboiled eggs in the fridge.
From the Sugar Buzz Pantry website
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Loved the new way to do the eggs. Love the look of them.
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I heard about the Stop Lookin’ and Get Cookin’ from your Sugar Buzz Panty emails and was sure to like it on Facebook right away! I love your creative ideas Kendra!!
The colors are beautiful so bright…I love it!
Just found your page via a friend, love the colored gels!!!
I heard about this blog from the Sugar Buzz Pantry email! Bright colors. I actually like the speckled versions best.
Love the colors!!
I don’t remember how I found this, but I’m glad I did! Thanks also for a chance to win some goodies!
That is much better than the store bought kits!!
I believe I heard it from you when at one of your classses.
I heard about this on your blog. If they get your approval I guess I will hvae to go get some to try!
I “liked” your fb page 🙂
Colors are more vibrant than the store bought kits!
Sugar Buzz pantry on facebook i love cake decorating and such so i surf for new ideas all the time thanks for the egg dye tips gonna try this with the grandchidren
Stumbled upon your site as a bunny trail from Pinterest!
Just liked your
FB page 🙂
Well, you know how I found you or maybe you found me 8 or so years ago? 🙂
And of course I “like” you too…
Still like you on FB 🙂
Can’t wait to try this with the twins
Heard about blog from the sugar buzz newsletter!
Heard about this blog through the sugar buzz newsletter. And I “like” you on FB too 🙂 These colors are much more colorful and offers many more color choices then you can find in the stores!
Found you through your Sugar Buzz Pantry site & like you on facebook as well. LOVE your egg colors….so excited to do ours this year!!!
Great and fun ideas. Enjoy your T.V. programs
This looks great..hoping to try it this year! Wish I were closer to take your classes!
I heard it from the “Sugar Buzz” newsletter. Thanks for publishing all the cool, neat ideas.
I love the sugar buzz! Can’t wait to try these new colors with my daycare children!
I liked you on Facebook!
I found you yesterday on Pinterest, and liked you immediately on facebook!
I heard about the Stop Lookin’ and Get Cookin’ from your Sugar Buzz Pantry emails!!
I heard about your blog from YOU! And kendra I will always “like” you! 🙂 I have Duff primary colors- I didn’t even think to use them for egg coloring!
I found you on facebook via Duff’s page. =)
I liked you on facebook too =)
I heard it from the Sugar Buzz news letter!
Found this website by just “fooling around” looking for Easter cake pop ideas — love your idea for Egg coloring !!
Win or not I am glad I found this post. I am excited to try an alternative to the store bought kits. So thank you. And I found you through Charm City’s FB page.
And I have now liked your page too. I am excited to read more of your blog!
I found on you FB via Charm City Cakes!
Charm City Cakes fb post clued me into your post!
Liked you on fb
AND YOU’RE IN WISCONSIN!?!?!?!? Too cool! We’ll have to stop by!
I heard about you through Charm City Cakes facebook post.
GORGEOUS, Kendra! We love your blog and are so happy to see such pretty creations using Duff Stuff!!! xoxo – The Charm City Cakes Crew
Great idea to multipurpose a great project! I found this link through the charm city cake twitter account!
“Liked” you on FB! I am glad I learned about you and your blog…you have some great stuff!
I found you on a blog. I am glad i found this! What a great idea!!
Liked you on facebook
I heard about this from the Charm City Cakes FB page! 🙂 And I have liked your FB page. 🙂
From Charm City Cakes on Facebook!!!
Liked you on Facebook!
Learned about you from Facebook – Charm City Cakes site!
Found you via Charm City Cakes!
Found you via Charm City Cakes on FB
Charm City Cakes sent me to you! Now that I found you, I “liked” you and I think I’ll stick around! My daughters (and I) will find lots more fund stuff I’m sure.
I saw a link on facebook, that’s how I heard about Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’!
I “liked” you on facebook 🙂
I heard about Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’ through Charm City Cake’s Facebook page. I already “like” you. I love Duff and coloring Easter eggs so this would be a win-win prize. Thanks!
liked you on the fb. look forward to reading your blog
Can’t remember for sure how I found you but probably a google search for a recipe.
I heard about you from and old friend of mine…well she’s not that old I suppose!! And I like you very much on Facebook!
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I heard it on Charm City Cakes facebook page.
I “liked” your page
Saw on Charm City Facebook page and I need it since our Duff Autograph went with my daughter and I want my own.
I found out from Charm City’s Facebook page but Ill definintly be sticking around 😀
What great tips. I found this on FB.
i was doing my hourly facebook check and saw the Charm City Cakes post about it…and ps i LOVE the dying eggs with gel colors…i was wondering if that worked well…thanks for the tutorial!!! i will for sure be checking in with your page often for more great little tips and tricks!!
Just went and liked your page on FB. Can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before. Will be sharing.
I liked you on facebook and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Duff products. I found you on Twitter!
Liked you on FB!
I liked your FB page and left a comment. Came back here , explored further and found my answer.
What a great give away..I love Duff and I enjoy your blog..i am on your email list…
This blog is great! I am so glad to find it!! Charm City Cakes tweeted its link!
I never thought of using my gels for dying Easter eggs.. I also have never been to your site before but I saw it on my fb page this morning posted of course by Charm City Cakes 🙂
Heard about you from CCC page. I liked your fb page. Love the egg dye idea. Can’t wait to make a ton of colors for my kids!
I liked your FB page. I was directed to your website through Charm City Cakes’ FB post. They are excited about this and so am I! we Love decorating eggs and this year we can do it Duff style!
Oh and I also pinned this page. All my friends on Pintrest will appreciate this.
I heard about your blog from you!
I have “liked” your page
I ‘like’ you on facebook, although I’d have to say that the feeling is more than a ‘like’! 🙂
These colors are so much better than the regular Easter egg dyes. What a great idea.
I heard about your blog from the Charm City Cakes page on Facebook!
Totally <3 it!
Aaaaaaaand I just went and liked your FB page!
This is a brilliant idea for dying eggs. Thanks
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I like you on FB
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Found you via Charm City Cakes on Twitter. My daughter is a culinary student and loves Chef Duff’s products. He is one of the main reasons she decided to become a pastry chef. Thanks for the tip
I heard about the site from Charm City Cakes on Twitter. I hope I win!
Found about you via Charm City Cakes Twitter feed!
Hi! These eggs are so beautiful, what a great job you did! I’m a cake decorator, and I never thought to use those dyes, I always thought that the egg decorating kits had something special about them that makes it so the egg takes the color better ^^;; I’d love to enter the contest, if you don’t mind! I heard about this place through Charm City Cakes’ facebook page!
Hi, I also “liked” your page, not just for the contest… I like what I see! Great on this place, I’m gonna go read everything you’ve got to offer! ^_^
From a google search! Thanks 🙂
Through your emails. Love the egg colors!
I seen you on TV!
looks great. can’t wait to see more.
I “like” you and heard “straight from the horse’s mouth” (a figure of speech of course) about Stop Lookin Get Cookin’.
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I receive your emails and I try to catch you every month on News 8000 with Jennifer and Bill. This is a great idea!!
I follow Charm City Cakes on twitter and that how I found your page! Can’t wait to check it out more!
I found your site through Charm City Cakes on facebook.
I liked your page on fb
Kendra this ol’ aunt of yours is OLD and can’t remember for sure where she learned about this blog — maybe your mom. Anyway like I told you before: I LOVE IT!
I liked for page on facebook. I love your ideas!!!
Found out about your page from following Charm City Cakes on Twitter. I’m liking some of the playful kid-appealing dessert ideas I see on your pages, and I’m now following you on Facebook too.
I heard about your blog from the sugar buzz pantry.
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Love this blog post and I am a fan on Face Book
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I saw this through your Facebook page! And I “Like” Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’!
How awesome! We are doing an Easter cookie decorating get together at my house and I was thinking of adding dyeing eggs to the program. Now I know I can use the gel colors I already have for both the frosting and eggs! Woot! Thanks Kendra! P.S. I don’t just “like” you page – I love it! ;-p
I heard about Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’ from your original FB page – so basically I heard about it from you!
I already “Like” you (and your FB page) – and have for years 🙂
Looking through pinterest and saw your pretzel bunnies and ducks. Will be making these for easter. Thanks for the wonderful idea.
Love you Kendra! I have liked you on Facebook a long time ago, but I will double check tonight
I already posted this somewhere but thought I would again. The colors are so vibrant they make me anxious for spring. Oh, and I’ve “liked” you, your creations, and your blog for a long, long time. I’m so excited for you and all these new fans. Holy cow, you got a message from Charm City!!!!
I think I heard of this from the Sugar Buzz Pantry site, or on Channel 8, or your facebook page, I can’t remember!
And I also just liked the blog on facebook!
I am glad I found you via facebook and friends who LOVE you and love this new product that you are giving awary
I have already “liked” you on facebook. I love all you new and exciting recipies you post and I LOVED taking your cupcake bouquet class! You are an awesome teacher!
Hi Kendra, Of course I LIKE you!! and I LOVE all of the wonderful ideas I get from your site. I think these gel paste colors by Duff are just what I need to color the eggs I am taking to the White House Easter Egg roll over spring break!! I’m sure the President and his family would just love them!! I also love Wordless Wednesday, trying to guess just what you are going to share with us! Thanks for all the great information! Sheri
“Like” Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’ on facebook, I like you.
Pinterest Chick Pretzels, so adorable. Thank you for the wonderful idea.
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i found you on a link Sugarbelle’s facebook page had posted about your pretzel creations. It caught my eye and i was hooked so i liked your facebook page=)
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I followed a link that Pizzazzerie posted on FB and found you, yayyy! Now, to find those pretzels for Easter she posted…. LOL 🙂
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I saw one of your postings on Pizzazzerie
I like you on facebook